This initiative was undertaken with the aim of providing quality health care services, thus improving the health and well-being of residents.
The newly renovated Wellness Center will offer a wide variety of services including primary health care and behavioral health services.
Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Cointha Thomas called on staff and residents to take pride in the facility.
“This renovated facility will enable us to expand our capacity to serve a greater number of individuals after having been away for the last 17 months. The old expression that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression must apply to this Wellness Center. The facility must convey a message to patients, visitors and staff. It must communicate messages about the organization and the medical care provided here,” she said.
Parliamentary Representative for Soufriere Harold Dalson urged residents to be proactive about their health and well-being and to make use of services provided at the facility.
“I believe sometimes, some people from town, would come here for medical attention, primary medical attention than go to the Soufriere hospital. So this little wellness center must have its own appeal and have its own gravitational pull to attract persons from other communities to come here. I want to urge you all to continue the good work and to provide the services and care that we all deserve,” Dalson said.
The community has been provided with much needed relief as the renovation of the facility include drainage works and installation of hurricane resistance windows and doors.
This project which was funded by the World Bank at the cost of approximately $360, 000 forms part of the Hurricane Tomas Emergency Recovery programme.